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Use these questions to assess students' learning with Audubon Adventures "Hooray for Hummingbirds!" The questions are based on the content of the "Hooray for Hummingbirds!" downloadable student magazine. The answer key includes correct answers, discussion of how to use students' answers diagnostically, and suggestions for further exploration of the topic.

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Show What You Know About Hummingbirds!

Choose the letter that best answers each question.

  1. Hummingbirds are excellent pollinators, which means they…
    1. travel long distances between summer and winter habitats
    2. eat only certain kinds of insects.
    3. carry pollen from one flower to another.
    4. can hover and fly backwards.
  2. The name “hummingbird” comes from…
    1. the call hummingbirds use to communicate.
    2. the sound hummingbirds’ beating wings make.
    3. the sound that attracts hummingbirds to insects.
    4. the sound baby hummingbirds make.
  3. What do hummingbirds eat? (You can choose more than one answer.)
    1. spiders
    2. plant nectar
    3. insects
    4. seeds
  4. What is torpor?
    1. the shape of a sword-billed hummingbird’s beak
    2. a type of red flower that attracts hummingbirds
    3. a type of hummingbird that migrates to North America
    4. the sleeplike state that hummingbirds go into when it gets too cold
  5. When a hummingbird migrates, it…
    1. flies between the place where it raises its young and the place where it spends winter.
    2. drops into a sleeplike state.
    3. carries pollen from flower to flower.
    4. protects its eggs from hawks.
  6. Using complete sentences, tell one way climate change could be harmful to hummingbirds.

Photo: Tom Koerner